Stuck in the Middle?

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Stuck in the Middle?
Dave Coley
Why is getting stuck in the middle (=mixing the 3 types of competitive advantage) so problematic? Could an intelligent mix of these 3 be preferable?...Sign up

Mixed strategy = unprofitable
Gary Hawkins
If a firm does not dedicate itself to one of the 3 strategies by Porter, it will almost certainly suffer from poor profitability. Why? Because it will...Sign up

Multiple business units
Porter mentioned that is is possible that firms create multiple seperate business units and can then realize multiple strategies....Sign up

Three-circle analysis
As it happens I am just reading an interesting short article in the HBR (Nov 2007) from professors Urbany and Davis on competitive advantage. They dev...Sign up

Stuck in the middle is not so bad
From experience I think that practically 'stuck in the middle' is not nearly as bad in reality as it may seem from a scholarship angle. Lots of custom...Sign up

Stuck in the middle and environment
C J Jacobs
A common theme of current strategic thinking is the relationship between an organisationís resources and capabilities as well as the way these are pos...Sign up

Porter on Stuck in the Middle
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
In Competitive Advantage (p 17) Porter says: "A firm that is stuck in the middle will earn attractive profits only if the structure of the industry is...Sign up

Fereidoon, Student (MBA), Iran, Member
Don't forget trade-off because of them you can't be better than who specially active in one of those fields... With mix you just blur your strategy....Sign up

Could 'Stuck in the Middle' Be Applied to Service Industry?
Adeola Olisawo, Student (University), United Kingdom, Member
I found the 'stuck in the middle' discussion interesting and I am trying to learn something from your comments... But could this 'stuck in the middle'...Sign up

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